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Child Care Reporting--Head of Household Single

Is the Head-of-Household Single?


The "Is the Head-of-Household Single?" information indicates whether:

  • Only one person living in the household is legally and/or financially responsible for the child or children receiving child care services
  • The case is a foster care case (family of one)

Where to Find It

On the CD-9600 form, look in the space labeled "If you are a single parent/caretaker, check this box" in the title area of Section I-A-"Family Identification."

Special instructions for foster care children: On the CD-9600 form, confirm that the box labeled "Foster Parent" is checked under the "Relationship to Child" area of Section V. "Certification and Signature of Parent/Caretaker."

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information is required.
  • There are only three possible choices:

Yes - Only one person is legally and/or financially responsible for the child or children receiving child care services.
No - More than one person is legally and/or financially responsible for the child or children receiving child care services.
Child is head-of-household – family of one per regulations – The child (or children) is (are) in foster care. This family consists of only the eligible children receiving services.

Error Messages and Solutions

The information for "Is the Head-of-Household Single?" is required. [801B]

No selection has been made from the "Is the Head-of-Household Single?" drop down list. This field must have information selected.


Select the correct "Is the Head-of-Household Single?" information (Yes, No, Foster Care Child, or Unavailable).

FAQs About Is the Head-of-Household Single?

Question 1

The "Head of Household" is a foster child. How do I answer the question, "Is the Head of Household Single?"


Select "Child is head-of-household - Family of one per regulations" from the drop down box.

Questions:   CDMIS Staff | | 916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 17, 2015

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